Welcome to The Weekly Postcard Travel Blog Link-up!
Just like the postman once delivered updates from friends and family traveling around the world, The Weekly Postcard delivers posts from travel bloggers all over the globe every week!
A Brief Introduction
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Yep, that Christmas classic nails it for us. Marshmallows for roasting, much mistltoeing, friends coming to call…we love it all! Of course, the good cheer can be hard to come by when snow cancels flights, and airports are jam-packed with “carolers out in the snow” (aka: travelers whose flights were cancelled and are now venting loudly in the airport terminal).
But be of good cheer we must! Which brings us to a few holiday-themed posts of ours that we wanted to share. Hopefully, they’ll help you navigate holiday travel with good cheer this year, so later you have “tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago!”
Wherever you’re going this holiday season, we with you safe and cheerful travels! We also hope you’ll have chance to read some of the awesome travel blogs below in this week’s edition of The WeeklyPostcard!
On with the Weekly Postcard!
Highlights from The Weekly Postcard
Now we are in the thick of the Holiday Season, and it shows in the last edition of The Weekly Postcard! We picked out a few of our favorite posts below, but every single post filled us with a deep desire to travel (and more than a little travel envy)! See if they don’t put you in a holiday mood, too!
Our co-host Lolo, the California Globetrotter, is no stranger to charming Christmas Markets! She covered the granddaddy of them all in Strasbourg for our World Tour of Christmas Markets. Here, she introduces us to An Enchanting Christmas Market in the Bavarian Forest! It’s set in a snowy forest filled with gnomes, gingerbread and, most importantly, Glüwein! Plus a market, theater, and Krampus!
Sara at The Journey of Doing ticked off two of our favorite things on one trip: A castle and a Christmas Market! She found them both at the Schonbrunn Palace Christmas Market in Vienna. Sound fancy? Well, it certainly looks fancy! Check out her great photos and, oh my gosh, look at that Party Pretzel!
And over at Sense the Place, they like Christmas Markets as much as we do! This time, they went exploring the Christmas Market in Zagreb and found the usual assortment of food and shops, but also ice skating and awesome decorations. Even if you don’t like winter (like the authors), it’s easy to love Christmas Markets!
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How Does The Weekly Postcard Work?
There’s a new batch of blogs ready for reading every Friday afternoon. You can find them on TravelLatte, and at our co-hosts: Travel Notes and Beyond, Toddlers on Tour, Two Traveling Texans, and California Globetrotter.
Each one of us will have links to all of that week’s featured blogs. Find a few that look interesting, and click to read – it’s really that simple! Don’t forget to leave a comment – bloggers love comments, and that’s how we build a community of like-minded travel lovers! Feel free to share with your friends on Social Media, too. You can Pin, Tweet, or share on Facebook right from the thumbnails, or from each post you click on. I know all of the bloggers truly appreciate it when you read and share.
What if I have a blog, too?
Then join the fun! Participating in #TheWeeklyPostcard is a great way to reach new readers, and build your comments and social shares. Plus, you get to know some of your fellow travel bloggers, network, and learn about tons of destinations, travel tips, and more.
Housekeeping Rules for Bloggers
- Can I use an older blog post?
- Sure! #TheWeeklyPostcard is a great way to show off a new post, but also to show an older piece some love.
- Does it have to be travel related?
- Well, it is about travel, so yeah. Show off your favorite destination. Teach us how to take a train or save money on airfare. Tell us your favorite travel tips. You get the idea! Posts that are not travel related may be removed.
- Where do I get that snazzy badge for #TheWeeklyPostcard?
- We know, it’s cool! And it’s easy: Just copy the badge html code (from the gray box on the page where you add your link) into your editing program. You can add it to the bottom of your page or in a sidebar.
- Uhm, that code thing isn’t working for me.
- No worries. If you have issues adding the code, add the badge as a picture and include text saying that you have linked up with #TheWeeklyPostcard, along with a link back to one of the co-host’s blogs.
- Do I have to add the badge?
- You want people to know you’re part of the cool crowd, right? The badge helps get the word out and identify community members. Having the badge on your sight lets readers know you’re part of an established, respected community of travel experts. Plus, posts without a badge will be removed.
- When can I add my post?
- #TheWeeklyPostcard opens each Friday at 12n Pacific / 3pm Eastern, and closes on Sunday at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern.
- Anything else?
- You can help spread the word by using the hashtag (#TheWeeklyPostcard) in your tweets. We will like and re-tweet your Tweets when we see the hashtag, and encourage everyone to do the same.
Helpful Hints for Bloggers
- Be sure to include a nice, tall portrait-orientation Pin so everyone can add you to their Pinterest boards! Here at TravelLatte, we’ll use that to add you to our board for #TheWeeklyPostcard, and may feature you on next week’s roundup!
- When you do make a Pin for your post, be sure to give it a name that includes the post title, blog name, and keywords. That will help your Pin (and post) travel farther.
- Not up with the Pinterest? No worries, but do try to include at least one portrait orientation image that people can use if they’d like to Pin your post.
- Be sure your posts have your Social Media channels, so readers can find and follow you right from The Weekly Postcard linkup!